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service. not everyone is on board. more details in a live report. >> alert for local high school students. police want them to be on the lookout for a suspicious man. we have what you need to know. fox5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. quite a bit of fog this morning. allow a little extra time before you head out the door. this is wednesday, october 3rd, 2012. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> and i'm alison seymour. happy you're with us on this hump day, wednesday. yes, the commute should be chemicalling with all the fog out -- challenging with all the fog out there. >> a warm day is on tap. mid-80s later this afternoon. >> we are dealing with the morning fog. foggy conditions will persist another couple of hours. rain showers out of here. we have the fog and history across the -- mist across the
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region. because of all the fog, we have a dense fog advisory for parts of the area, including to the east, anne arundel county, to baltimore and to the west, towards hagerstown, washington county, winchester, martinsberg, until 8:00 this morning. if you haven't left for work yet, might want to take a few extra minutes. mild start to the day. currently 71 in washington. 72 in bwi marshall. expecting a warm afternoon with highs topping out, believe it or not, in the mid-80s with sunshine breaking out by the noon hour. again, a dry afternoon of the the trend generally improving after the morning slow. that's a quick look at the forecast. tony and allison, back to you. thanks. we are following breaking news. two teenagers have been hit by a vehicle in montgomery county. this happened within the last half hour on east randolph road
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near pilgrim hills rec center in silver spring. >> the teeners and driver of the car have been taken to local trauma centers. we don't know their conditions at this time. let's check in with julie wright for more on the traffic impact. >> you're right, randolph road is tied up at this time east of tamarac at lori drive where the accident occurred. at least two pedestrians were involved. roadway is tied up each way. follow police directions. northbound i-95, lanes are open, but because of the fog and volume, it's a terrible mix. bumper-to-bumper traffic now continuing northbound leaving dale city towards the capital beltway. southbound 286 rolling road, accident activity. southbound 234 after 95, accident activity on the two right lanes. no incidents at the wilson bridge. traffic is flowing freely. we have accident activity reported on the outer loop of
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the beltway to go northbound on i-95 involving a police cruiser. pay close attention. southbound 270 out of germantown, heavy, slow and steady from before father hurley boulevard to 370. more delays towards rockville. 395 across the inbound 14th street bridge, stalled car has cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. it's almost show time. the first presidential debate is tonight. it's going to happen in denver. it's the first three this month. mitt romney knows a breakthrough performance could reshape his campaign. and president barack obama is determined to avoid mistakes that could alter his case for a second term. but an old video of the president is stirring new controversy. fox's doug luzader with the story. >> reporter: we always look for a last minute wrinkle before each debate and this may be it. conservatives are talking up a video of the president in 2007,
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and something the obama campaign is responding to. >> everybody give an extraordinary welcome to my pastor, jeremiahia wright. >> reporter: then senator obama adopted an accent and make what some see as racially charged comments with hurricane katrina. >> tells me somehow the people down in new orleans, they don't care about as much. >> reporter: conservatives already talking about what the president said and how he said it. >> i'm very surprised at the incredible southern accent, the president who was born in hawaii and lived in chicago. >> reporter: the obama campaign says this is an attempt to distract voters from the video of mitt romney, where he says 47% of the country feels entitled to benefits. both issues could come up at
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the debate tonight, which is supposed to focus on domestic issues. mitt romney took a break, making a stop for fast food. president obama also going through the paces at a nevada resort. both bracing themselves for this stage and whatever wrinkles still emerge. both of these videos play into one of the big topics tonight, and that's the role of government in people's lives. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. we have continuing coverage of the debate prep all morning long, including chats later, and a reminder, you can catch the debate live at 9:00 p.m. here on fox 5. we'll have complete analysis on fox 5 news at 10 and the news edge at 11. new this morning, would you pay pepco more each month if it meant better service? >> maryland residents could be asked to pay an extra dollar or
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two with that extra cash going toward preventing major power outages. fox5's melanie alnwick is live at pepco headquarters with details of this plan. melanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, allison. after the june derecho that knocked out power millions around the area, many for more than a week, the governor developed a task force, and now it appears it's talking about passing some of the cost onto customers. given the outrage among customers when pepco asked for its last rate hike, it's a good bet the proposal isn't going to be popular with the public. governor o'malley said in his executive order creating the task force that upgrades to the power grid such as burying lines are necessary and urgent.
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he said the repeated and prolonged outages cause economic and health damages in the state. the governor outlined the recommendations of his tack force in a meeting with "washington post" editors and reporters. he said it would be about a dollar or two per month. it's not a done deal. the public service commission would have to approve the task force and their proposal. governor o'malley also told the "washington post" that the proposal sort of the carrot on the stick approach would ratchet up reliability standards. allison and tony? >> thank you. checking our other top stories, more occupy d.c.
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protests are planned. protestors have two planned for today, this morning they'll march on the morgan's branch of bank of america. and this afternoon they plan to target several d.c. banks using sit-ins and street theater. the locations of those are still unknown. an alert for students who attend west springfield high school in fairfax county. police want them to watch out for a suspicious man. they say a female student was fondled monday night. the girl says the man approached her as she walked to her house. she got inside before he could reach her. today is international walk to school day. this is a reality every day for many students in arlington public schools. hundreds of families were notified in august their students couldn't walk the bus because they live in a
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designated walk zone. nearly half the appeals of parents have been granted. a group of parents have started a petition to let their kids ride the bus again. as we mentioned, kids in more than 40 countries are taking part in walk to school day. >> while that program is an effort to raise awareness for pedestrian safety and promote physical activity. fire officials and elected officials are joining the students at local schools today. right now, it's 7:09 on this wednesday morning. another mishap on an american airlines flight. what passengers say happened minutes after takeoff. >> the government is cracking down on some over-the-counter
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drugs. what they say is wrong with about one every five supplements on the market. >> plus another serving of this morning's sports breakfast. coming up, what we can expect the nationals' playoff roster to look like. >> a live look outside, we'll get the latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie. 7:10. nkin' ffee. [ harry umlaut ] that's one creamy muller. [ sally umlmlaut ] it's greek-style yogurt.
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mitt romney - tough on china? since when? i'm drinking dunkin'. i'm just in love with the flavor. i get mine black. i don't want to take away from that pure taste. so smooth, no bitterness. it's awesome. there's no other taste like it. america runs on dunkin' coffee. making headlines today, more trouble for american airlines. a problem with the landing gear on one of its passenger jets forced it to turn around 10 minutes after takeoff yesterday. people on the flight from dallas to st. louis were told to brace for a crash landing as the plane touched down. it did land safely. no one was hurt. this incident comes days after
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the airline discovered loose seats on two different planes midair. during inspection of several boeing 757's, they discovered the same problem in four other jets and attributed it to incorrectly installed clamps. they're working with the faa to deal with the slipups. a warning involving over- the-counter supplements. government investigators say some are illegally labeled and lack the recommended scientific evidence to back up their health claims. the report found problems with 20% of the products they bought online. the fda is considering asking for congress for more oversight powers. birth rates nationwide have fallen for the fourth year in a row. the decline was 1%. but something different last year, a steep decline in hispanic birth rates and a new low in teen births. analysts say the decline is proof the weak economy is causing some people to think
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twice about having children. >> kids are expensive. i think we all know that. speaking of children, i want to say a quick happy birthday to caylee who is turning 8 years old today. liked us on our facebook page. >> leap birthday. >> 8 years old. >> big day for her. >> fun age. >> i'm trying think if i remember being 8. >> i don't remember it myself. >> 8 is good. almost a big kid. >> happy birthday to you. weather forecast real quick. warm, humid start. lots of fog. that will be the big story early. sunshine this afternoon, along with warm temperatures. 71 in washington. let's do our morning spin around the rest of the country and look at where it's chilly. international falls 38 degrees. great falls, montana, 33 degrees this morning. they have snow in the forecast. >> what?
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>> yes. not like that, tony, but yeah. 2to 6 inches of snow across portions of montana later today. there you go. old man winter starting to work into the lower 48. yesterday was 100 degrees in the san francisco bay area. lots of heat out heat. locally, morning fog, lots of clouds. clouds will break up a little bit later today. partly sunny afternoon. it will be warm going to the nationals' game later this afternoon. should be dry for you. bring along your sun tan lotion. highs about 85 or so. drier air tomorrow. humid today once we burn off the fog. there's your accu weather seven- day forecast. big cool down the end of the weekend. low 60s for highs by the end of the weekend. >> big difference. here comes fall. yep. and now here is julie wright after she scampers away. >> the next couple of days will be gorgeous. right now on the roads we're
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dealing with a lot of fog. that has complicated our commute around town. reports of the accident still under investigation and this is what has tied up a portion of randolph road east of tamarac at laurie drive. two pedestrians involved. we are told the pedestrians and driver have been transported away with nonlife-threatening injuries at this time. this portion remains blocked off on the westbound side. eastbound traffic can get by. on going investigation continues to tie up this portion of randolph drive until further notice. we'll take it back inside and update your ride elsewhere. making the trip along southbound 95 and 295 out of laurel, anticipate a slow go, and slow ride from 198 headed south. delays along 270, south of 109, almost 45 minutes here. traffic below speed leaving germantown to 370 and the split.
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in virginia, northbound 95 accident activity cleared. lanes are opening continuing across the 14th street bridge. northbound on i-95 and college park, accident activity we cannot see it. we are told it does involve a departmental vehicle. some traffic can squeeze by under police direction on the northbound side of the ramp. delays on the outer loop farming -- forming back on loop one and college park. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. thank you, julie. >> will you make it? >> yeah. both allison and i are sneezing. i apologize. >> might have been all the fog out there at nats' park yesterday. did you see that? >> yes. you could barely see anything else. >> you thought they would rest all their starters. they didn't pitch gio gonzalez. still have something to play for. still tied with the cincinnati reds for the best record in the
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national league. tough way to play a game. adam laroche could see just fine. there it goes, number 33 for adam. rbi number 100. what a year for this guy. career highs there, at least for the homeruns. i don't think many people saw this type of year out of laroche. >> no. >> look out. that's going to score another one and nats were off and running. lifting the fly ball. normally you would not send the runner here. but guess what? he's got wheels. he beat it, you're right. the nats win 4-2. the reds also won, so we're still tied atop the division, or the number one seed overall, if you will. if they win today, the nats, they get that number one seed. this is chris davis of the orioles. talk about a year. 33homeruns as well for davis here yesterday in tampa. and 6th straight game he's hit
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a homerun in. matching an orioles' franchise record. only run of the game. they win 1-0. sadly, the yankees trailed 3-1 in the bottom of the 9th and came back and won in extra innings. o's are one game behind. one back with one to play. need the yanks to lose and o's to win. >> orioles fans and tucker barnes say it was fixed. >> we need the yankees for ratings! i don't think it works like that. are you excited for your wizards? >> sure. >> can i get you excited? >> let's try. >> can we try? here's the thing about the
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wizards, we walsh sat out. mason down to richard. that's the rookie from florida. sad part is, we wanted walt and beale to get time together in the back court. won't get it because walt will be out for the eight weeks. four weeks from yesterday they'll start the season in cleveland. sunday, this was bizarre, before the game against tampa bay. getting loose for the game. was tracking down a ball and collides. here it is again. robinson was knocked out. has r knee from this. they'll have to do more tests on his knee. he'll be out this week. aldrick says he'll be ready if
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sunday. coach says we'll see. a bizarre situation. >> i assume -- i think if you're knocked out, that's a concussion. >> that's a concussion. have to pass the test. you can feel fine the next day, but have to do the tests to make sure you're safe. >> will be tough. thank you dave ross. >> sure. thanks, dave. coming up, a robbery at a local dry cleaners. >> a special honor for christina aguilera in the nation's capital today. is she in town? come on by. >> love it. >> just in town for halloween, holly is hanging out with a celebrity costume designer. he's going to show us how to remake some of his creations at home. stay with us. it's 7:22.
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he's accused of robbing a dry cleaners on florida avenue northwest last wednesday morning. investigators say he pulled a gun and took money from the cash register. no one was hurt. a man jailed in cuba since 2009 may have cancer. alan gross was convicted of spying. he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. his wife says he's lost more than 100 pounds and has a growing on his right shoulder. cuban doctors maintain the tumor is benign. doctors for the gross family say they can't rule out cancer and he needs to be treated. his wife and lawyer are pleading with cuban authorities to release gross on humanitarian grounds. singer christina aguilera will be honored by the united nations world food program today. she is the spokeswoman for yum
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brands. she helped raise $115 million for the brand's campaign. past honorees include secretary of state hillary clinton and businessman bill gates. congratulations. the pressure is on. a preview of what to expect during night's presidential debate. political analysts from both sides of the aisle join us. >> a special night in major league baseball. this former player steps up to the plate for the first time in seven years. >> a live look outside. take your time out there. still have fog hanging around. the latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie, that's next. 7:27. ♪ dream on, dream on, dream on ♪
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dreams do come true. adam greenburg got a rousing ovation as a pinch hitter for the marlins last night. he struck out on three pitches. he got hit in the head on the first pitch he saw at his first major league at bat seven
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years. he never made it back to the majors until last night. he still suffers from positional vertigo as a result of that hit. good for him. gave him a one-day contract so he could do that. couldn't they have pitched a ball to him that he could hit for the sake of it? >> would he have wanted that? >> probably not. >> yeah. >> at least he got a chance. tough story. >> yes, it is. tough commute? >> tough commute. baseball game in town today. it actually matters. >> how is it looking for that? >> should be fine. sunshine by afternoon. definitely will be dry. i know we have the fog out there and feels gloomy at the moment. not expecting additional rain. >> good. >> dense fog advisory. as i've been mentioning all morning, because your county isn't shaded in gray doesn't mean you're not dealing with fog locally. because much of the region
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dealing with fog. dense fog advisory officially to the east in anne arundel county and much of the mountains out to the west until 8:00 this morning, where visibilities have been 0.25mile or less. 70 in washington. 70 in quantico. 73 leonardtown. 60s to the north and west. temperatures running warm for this time of year. 65 at dulles. cloud cover and fog to start your day. notice there in some of the frames we're getting breaks in the clouds. we should see some breaks later today. frontal system is tracking very slowly to the east. got hung up here over the past 24 hours as a warm front is across the area. that will rip north. we'll get the front east of us tonight. humid today. as we get into tomorrow, more sunshine, with less humidity.
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hang in there. next couple of days will be nice. 85 today. definitely summery today. early fog gives way to afternoon fog. 85. winds out of the south at 5 miles per hour. 67 the overnight low. tomorrow will be a beautiful day with less humidity. high temperatures expected near 80. breezy conditions. friday looks great. get ready for the clamp down cool down. late rain saturday and into sunday. daytime high sunday, 62 degrees. will be chilly for the redskins sunday afternoon. let's do traffic. >> did you say the clamp down? >> yes. >> i'm not quite sure what that is. [ laughter ] i just know you need to bring out the jammies with the feet in them, when i see 46 degrees, that's what i do. >> you do that in august, don't you? >> true. because of the fog, i think we're having more troubles getting to work on time.
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outer loop of the beltway northbound on i-95 and college park, accident involving a departmental vehicle. some traffic squeezing by to the right, continuing northbound and working up towards the exit to 212. delays for those continuing along 270. this is the -- i would say the bird's-eye view, but i don't think the birds can see that much this morning. heavy volume delays out of germantown. allow extra time and be patient. accident activity that was involving two pedestrians. you'll find the investigation ongoing, westbound randolph road and laurie drive. follow police direction in order to squeeze by. outer loop of the beltway, 50 to georgia avenue, 38 minutes, with all the lanes open. trip south on 270, hour and 20 minutes commute and 270 the lanes are open. accident activity reported at
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middle brook road. follow police direction. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. the final day of the debate preps for president obama and mitt romney. tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern time the two will square off for the first time from the university of denver. governor romney got a lot of debating under his belt during the republican primaries of course, but he has rarely engaged in a one-on-one debate. president obama's staff is reportedly to keep the sometimes wordy president's answers brief and to the point. joining us is peter fin. good morning. wonderful to see you. our friend jim is away this week, so we are happy to welcome back jordan lieberman. good to see you again. so let's talk about it. the day is here. peter, i'll start with you.
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what's the feeling going into this debate? >> i think there's a lot of anxiety, allison. these things are very tense. i'm not sure we're going to see lincoln/douglas here tonight. this is a fairly loose format and it allows both candidates some time to go into longer answers and explain things. but as you point out, especially with president obama, i think they're trying to shorten his answers, keep them pointed and i think that they're ready for a pretty tough onslaught from romney. romney knows he has to prove something, and he's going to come at the president, i think fairly hard. but i think this president gives as good as he gets. i think it will be a strong back and forth. >> jordan, what do you think? >> i think peter and i can agree mitt romney is probably losing. that means barack obama has everything to lose tonight if
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he doesn't do perfectly well. he's not the best debater out there. it's mostly his inspiration and hope and change that was good, not his command of the facts. i think mitt romney knows his answers and has to play the inspirational card. >> let me ask you from the republican side, what does mitt romney need to really hit hard tonight? >> i think we want to talk about the lack of jobs. we're going to have to talk about the lack of leadership in foreign policy and mitt romney has to know his stuff and not look like the rich guy who doesn't care about the 47%. if he can do that, he's going to win the beer debate, meaning that people want to have a beer with him. people want to like him and vote for him. that's what he'll have to do tonight. >> peter, what does the president have to do? >> i'll agree a little bit with that. i think the likability factor is important for mitt romney now. if he comes across as stiff and harsh, that will rebound against him. i think the president has to
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say, look, we made a good start, a good beginning, i need four more years to finish this job. i think the other thing the president has to do, he has to take it to mitt romney on his lack of a plan. he's calling for a $5 trillion tax cut. he's not telling people how he's going to pay for it. and i think that's really, really important for obama to say this is a program that, you know, without a basis in facts. so i think that the president shouldn't just take the incoming, but he should be fairly aggressive on the republican platform or lack thereof and go after him. >> got to talk about this new video that's come out now. it's really new old video, and jordan i'll ask you about it. it's from then senator obama in 2007 at what was his home church. got a lot of criticism for the church and reverend wright's
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message, and also for what is being characterized as him flipping into a more southern and let's face it, black accent here. how damaging is this? >> you know, it's not as damaging as i think a lot of republicans would like you to believe. we already know this about barack obama. he can change his accent and tone. he's said crazy things before he ran for president. i think it's going to be a nice talking point. it's a lot like when the dui thing came out with george bush in 2000. it's a hiccup. i don't see it as a game changer yet. >> what do you think? >> i don't think it means a darn thing, actually. >> is the 47% still out there? that's still out there? >> i was at a school my kids went to, josh bolten and he of
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targeted states where the president's campaign has put out that ad, it does seem to be playing, ohio especially, florida. with this recent comment that just came out from candidate ryan, where he talked about 30% of americans being takers, reinforced that notion. i do think it's a problem for them, because it has reinforced the basic narrative of this president as not being -- not caring that much about average people. >> we have the vice president joe biden's comments, how damaging is that? >> again, this guy says crazy things. here we go, one more thing. it's not a shock anymore. >> before we let you go, there is a call for these two gentlemen to go deeper than just the campaign slogans here. how deep will we get and how deep should we get?
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that's when we start talking offscript a little bit. let me ask you. >> i think the voters want to hear more than the pat speeches and pat lines. that's what candidates usually do in the debates. this is where their comfort level is. i don't know whether we'll see much of that. i think it's up to jim lehrer. >> safe candidates, this is a safe moderatedder, i would like to see them address the fiscal cliff. i don't know if it will happen tonight. >> we're all waiting sitting on the edge of that cliff. thank you so much for being with us this week. tony, back over to you. thank you all very much. also today, it's the president and first lady's 20th wedding anniversary. because of tonight's debate, mr. obama says they'll celebrate this saturday. the obama campaign is asking supporters to sign an
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electronic anniversary card for the first couple. all right, the international space station is in the path of space junk. coming up, what's being done to prevent a collision. plus-- >> if you are at home and talking about the fat news lady, guess what, your children are probably going to go to school and call someone fat. >> a tv news anchor fights back after a viewer sends her an e- mail about her appearance and weight. she's turned the incident into a national conversation on bullying. we'll share more of her comments, plus the viewer's response ahead at 8:00. promot exploiting low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china?
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since when? we recently donated a number of our incubators to a hospital in east london, homerton. we take the sickest and the most premature and the smallest babies in the whole area. [ mother #1 ] they're lovely in here. they're absolutely brilliant. i couldn't ask for any better. their first chance in life is not the greatest. and so i think, just being here to help them through that first chance of life is amazing.
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♪ [ homerton doctor ] if a baby is in a high-tech incubator that provides them with temperature control and humidity, it makes the care of the baby that much easier. [ mother #2 ] i didn't really get to touch her or hold her when she was born. today will be the first time i'll get to hold her 'cause i'm gonna feed her later. i'm just really excited. ♪ ♪ ♪
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international space station is moving. russia's mission control says it's moved to a -- moved the station to a different orbit in order to avoid a possible commission with a piece of de -- commission with a -- collision with a piece of debris. nasa believes there are more
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than 20,000 debris fragments in earth's orbit. a growing concern for the space industry. >> really is. the various space agencies do their best to keep track of all of that debris. >> now we don't have a problem with trash on the planet -- >> we've created one in space. >> think about how big space is. >> we have fog this morning. dense fog advisory for parts of the area. should be in for a decent day today. not going to be a perfectly sunny afternoon. at least a little sunshine with warm temperatures expected later. 70 now in washington. 68 pittsburgh. 61 chicago. cooler air lagging off to the north and west today. it will take a few more days until it gets here. when it arrives, i promise you'll know it by the end of the weekend. today, high pressure to our east, and if it were july, we'd be talking bermuda high pressure there with winds out
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of the south. this pattern will be shifting over the next couple of days. today and tomorrow temperatures in the 80s. but as we get into the weekend cold front going to move in and will shift the weather pattern in a big way and our temperatures will actually go from being well above normal to well below normal by sunday. have your jackets and sweaters ready by sunday and monday. highs in the low 60s. couple of 30s by monday morning across parts of the area. >> wow. >> what? >> but look at today. 85 and at least a little sunny. >> weird. >> nearly perfect weather conditions for julie wright. hey, julie. >> if we could burn off the fog, it would be perfect. >> yeah. and it will. >> nutty buddies for everybody. >> that may be the final nutty buddy mention of the year. >> streaming tears. all this fog, trust me when i tell you it is a good hour and
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a half commute southbound 270 headed towards the lane divide. 325 heading to the 14th street bridge, accident activity cleared so all lanes are open. coming out of charles county, accident activity 225 hawthorne road, 270, marshall corner road, follow police direction. beltway delays with 50 to around georgia avenue. about 40 minute drive. heavy volume inside the beltway on bw parkway and 50 leaving the beltway. the commute an hour and 20 minutes southbound on 270. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. thanks, julie. still ahead, still deciding on a halloween costume? >> holly has unique ideas for you. >> reporter: i have amazing ideas, because i have an amazing person that's joining us. he's done costumes for the
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likes of heidi klum. and he's spending the morning with us. we're live at ac moore, where he's going to show us how to use things like duct tape to make amazing costumes in time for halloween. it's all live next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. this year, america's privately-owned freight railroads plan to spend $23 billion on their network. that's like building 4 nat's stadiums, 5 wilson bridges, and 8 dc convention centers...all in one year.
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and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers.
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freight railroads plan to spsped $23 billion on their network. that's like launching 4 mars rovers, 10 gps satellites, and 20 space shuttles ...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers. get ready for halloween costumes with a twist. >> we are getting tips from one of the men behind the amazing designs for celebrities and supermodels alike. fox5's holly morris has more live from rockville. we're not in new york or milan this morning. we're in good old rockville. >> reporter: i know, right? this is an amazing opportunity. have you heard of heidi klum or lady gaga? chances are you've seen some of
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his work. william lanier is the man behind some of the costumes. good morning. what are you doing here? >> i needed a change. i worked in new york city where all the costumes for heidi klum and madonna are made. i decided to come here. >> reporter: lucky for us. he's been here for a week. i've heard you've been amazing working with them. we have wonderful pictures. i think the first picture we have is you with heidi klum. if you want to see where william is, he should be in the far right there. >> right. >> reporter: heidi obviously really into halloween? >> yeah. every year she has a big, big party. this year there will be two of them. we brain storm and see what we come up with. >> reporter: let's take a look at the next picture. i think this is her on the red carpet. how much does she have input in or do you say, heidi this will
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look good on you? >> more like 60/40. for example, when she was pregnant, we didn't have much to say, so we made her into an apple. >> reporter: she was okay with that? >> yes. >> reporter: let's take a look at another picture. what's it like to work with heidi klum? >> fun. she's a lot of fun and willing to do anything and everything. >> reporter: how did you get started to get up with heidi klum? >> the studios where i work. the studios have been in new york city more than 30 years and making costumes for movies and broadway shows. >> reporter: i want to go through these last two pictures quickly. lady gaga, does she say, i want my piano to match my outfit and glasses? >> in this case, yes. the outfit was first and i made the piano. >> reporter: the last one is lady gaga as well. i'm guessing anything goes with her. >> yes. >> reporter: no limits when it
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comes to lady gaga. you can expand your limits as well this halloween, because we're picking this creative brain here. we want to bring out one of the things you made already. come out here, oh alien on this wednesday morning. wow. i love the fact it still makes you laugh. here's what is amazing. tell us how you put this together with stuff you found here. >> a.c. moore, i used duct tape to make most of the costume. these are clear bowls i covered with duct tape. >> reporter: none of this is expensive. >> right. and rain boots. >> reporter: spray paint those? >> spray painted. they come out great. >> reporter: are you going to need a hot glue gun? how do you construct this? what is this? >> anything that you find in your house, in your garage or
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at a thrift store, market. >> reporter: where did one find the green body suit? >> the green body suit, well, you wouldn't have it in your closet -- >> reporter: you never know, i might. no. how would you get the green body suit? >> it could be green, purple, anything you may have in your house. >> reporter: like tights and a turtleneck or whatever? >> yes. >> reporter: i'm interested here. i know you can't take alien, but can you see? you can. what did you use inside there so he can see? >> actually because the spandex is a little light, he can see. what we use in there to glue it, just for, to be able attach the bowl to the spandex. >> reporter: it's like a plastic waffle. >> right. >> reporter: so you can see through there. how many dates do you think he's getting at the party? i'm kidding. myfoxdc.com, we have a link to
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ac moore. coming up in the next hour, we're going to pick his brain in terms of kids' costumes. your kid will win a contest if you do so far these. we have a preview of tonight's first presidential debate. >> your kids may be starting their wish list, but toy makers are already moving up to next year. coming up, an exclusive look at what's in the works for 2013. >> also ahead, the tv news anchor who is addressing a viewer's criticism of her in a very public way. we'll take a look at that at 7:57, we'll be right back. [ harry umlaut ] i speak european you know. [ sally umlaut ] uh-huh.
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straight ahead, a presidential show down. tonight the candidates face off in the first debate. but another leaked tape could add another wrinkle for the obama administration. >> the controversial plan by maryland's governor that could have you paying more for power. i'm melanie alnwick. that story coming up in a live
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report. >> you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> later, a national smackdown. why a small town news anchor is making headlines and calling attention to the epidemic of bullying. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm alison seymour. happy you're with us on this wednesday morning. >> we're also happy tucker barnes is with us to tell us about what's going on. man, yesterday evening, i saw the fog. i was looking out my window, it got thicker and lower and it was quite fascinating. >> interesting. the visibilities at this hour still 0.25-mile. >> i wish i had that kind of time on my hands. >> looking out the window? >> sitting on my porch, it was wonderful. >> love to kick back and watch the weather. >> i would, too. >> we're doing fine now.
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no rain. fog and mist with the fog in spots there. that's what you're seeing on our radar. not expecting measurable rain today. the trend will be to burn off the fog and the cloud cover, too. and that will lead to a partly sunny afternoon. here's the better news, if you want the summertime temperatures, we'll be in for highs in the mid-80s later today. much warmer air on the way. dense fog advisory, probably until 10:00 a.m. now places like winchester and hagerstown where the fog has been tough this morning. 70 now in washington. 71 bwi marshall. expecting highs into the mid- 80s. we'll do it for a few more days around 80 and a cool down this weekend. details in a couple of minutes.
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>> still very busy and very much brought down because of fog and delays. we have accident activity, we mentioned this on the beltway inner loop approaching route one. heavy and slow from 295 in local lanes across the wilson bridge. 395 to 50, about a 20 minute commute. westbound 236 has been reopened. eastbound is partially blocked with police on the scene. 236 at med ford drive inside of the beltway on the little river turnpike. hawthorne road at marshal corner road, accident activity, follow police direction. southbound 270, slowdown from 85th and 80 headed to the lane divide. over an hour and 20 commute.
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accident activity, seneca highway at middlebrook road. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. we begin on the campaign trail, where the clock is ticking. both candidates will spend the day preparing to face off later tonight in the first presidential debate. >> president obama and governor mitt romney will take the stage together for the first time since 2008. tonight's debate's topic will focus on domestic issues, specifically the economy. mitt romney has given a debate preview by saying he might be willing to reduce income taxes for home mortgages. experts say this first debate is very important to both candidates in getting voters. >> the public wants to see if mitt romney is an acceptable alternative. they sort of know the president. he's the devil they know. romney is the devil they don't. they haven't made up their mind about him one way or the other right now. >> colorado has nine electoral votes up for grabs, making it a crucial state for both
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candidates. there will be two more debates this month of the the second one takes place on october 16th. tells me that somehow the people down in new orleans, they don't care about as much. >> conservatives are using this 2007 video of then presidential candidate barack obama against him before tonight's debate. they say the video shows a racially charged speech by obama, who told a group of black clergy that the bush administration was incompetent in its reaction to hurricane katrina. tony, what should we expect tonight? for insight we turn to bret baier live in colorado this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. >> curious, what might these two gentlemen be doing now? do you think they have gotten
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any sleep today? >> reporter: well, i think the campaigns are hoping they got some sleep, because i think this moment is a big moment for both campaigns. the first 30 minutes, according to experts is where they make their mark. throughout the 90 minutes you can lose a debate. you really win a debate, according to most experts who look at these things, in the first 30 minutes. a lot of people are looking at this about the different ways both sides could go at this. but the bottom line is that the president will have to make it about a choice in this election, that either you choose to get off the way that he and his separation are running this -- administration are running this economy. and mitt romney will have to say it's not working now and you'll have to change horses. >> for a lot of people this will be romney's first one-on- one type debate. any clue on his approach to
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make him perhaps a little looser, but within that strict box of remaining presidential? a hard line to walk, perhaps. >> reporter: yeah, really is. there are a lot of people that are weighing in. and you can imagine that governor romney is getting all kinds of advice from all sides. apparently, his wife is the biggest factor in his life. and in his debate preparation. in an interview i just heard that his first thing, when he gets off stage, he takes his piece of paper and writes on there, dad, remembering his dad, who also ran for president. and the second thing he does, is find his wife in the audience, and have eye contact. they did it 20 times in the republican primary. and i saw it personally six times. he looks for affirmation. so i think that's a big factor
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for him, feeling comfortable. how he -- how aggressive he is going after the president on specific policies, i think will determine, you know, how this debate goes. >> we will all be watching. bret baier thank you for your coverage. interesting insight into that. i'll have to look for that myself tonight. thank you so much. one other note from the trail, a pennsylvania judge has delayed a controversial voter i.d. law that critics say would prevent some voters from casting their ballots. the republican governor who supported showing the i.d.s at the polls says he probably won't appeal the decision. american airlines says it knows what caused a series of midair seat malfunctions. it's looking for the problem in more jets. they say improperly installed clamps caused the seats to come
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loose on three flights, two of which had to make emergency landings. they have not said where the seats were installed or who might be to blame. meanwhile, they're making progress in a standoff with its pilots. the pilots union says it will resume negotiation talks. new this morning, would you pay more for your electricity each month if it meant better service? maryland residents could be asked to do so. fox's melanie alnwick is live at pepco headquarters with details of this controversial plan. good morning, melanie. >> reporter: good morning. this all came about and really started in june, after that derecho that knocked out power to millions and left some without power more than a week. governor o'malley amenitied a task -- appointed a task force, to look at ways to improve
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reliablity among the companies. it appears the force will pass the cost onto customers. given the outrage we've seen time and time again when pepco has asked for rate hikes, it's a good bet the governor's proposal won't be popular. governor o'malley said in his order that created the task force, that upgrades to the power grid, such as burying supply lines, are necessary and urgent. he said the repeated and prolonged outages cause economic and health damage in the state. he outlined the recommendations in a meeting with "washington post" editors and reporters. he said the surcharge would amount to, in his words, about a dollar or two per month. the details will be outlined in a report the task force is going to put out and publish today. but it's not a done deal. the public service commission would have to approve that
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utility fee. governor o'malley also told the post the proposal, i guess in exchange for that additional surcharge, that they would basically ratchet up the -- several consumer advocacy groups have said they are opposed to the added fees that would put an additional burden on consumers. it's hard to say what the public service commission will do. we know in the past when the utility companies have asked for rate hikes, they've approved only about half of them. >> thank you, melanie. still ahead, the waiting game. the nats have one left in the regular season. one game left. but it could decide their playoff picture. >> dave ross will join us live with a look at the postseason possibilities and the rest of your morning sports headlines. sarah? >> too heavy for tv news? a small town anchor responds to a viewer who criticized her
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weight. now the woman used to telling the story has become one. we'll be right back.
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looking at the day ahead, today is international walk to school day. the program is an effort to raise awareness for pedestrian safety and promote physical activity among childrens. also today more occupy d.c. protests. today demonstrators perform sit ins at several banks, including the bank of america on the 1500 block of pennsylvania avenue. potential distraction president obama. today is their 20th anniversary. they say they'll celebrate this weekend. >> happy anniversary.
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time for a look at the weather and tucker barnes to brighten up our day. >> time for my first 5 photo of the day. we say hello to mr. bradley -- >> hello, mr. cutie pie! >> i guess we don't know bradley's last name. you think it's bradley bradley, sarah? 's a cutie. ne of a kind. >> you are a handsome fellow. bradley, as you can tell here, is a huge fan of the one and only mickey mouse. >> we love the mouse. >> when you're a kid, you love politic e mouse. >> i still love him. >> you don't outgrow loving mickey mouse. his parents say the picture was taken while he was up early. guess what he was up to? >> watching fox 5 morning news? >> good guess, allison. he was watching mickey and friends. >> appropriate. >> he's adorable. >> looks like he's not real happy being disturbed while
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watching his program. >> you're right. >> when is the last time you played with your toes? >> i can't touch my toes allison. >> he's adorable. >> i have someone who plays with them for me. >> that's good, too. >> to submit your child's picture, go to myfoxdc.com. allison, i want you to know, that's not me. [ laughter ] >> reagan national it is 70 degrees. 70 at reagan national. 61 in chicago. guess what? cool weather off to the north. great falls, montana expecting snow, 3 to 6 inches. hot out in the west. had triple digits in california yesterday. satellite radar, waking up to fog and plenty of cloud cover. the fog will gradually dissipate. the cloud cover will gradually break up and we'll be looking at at least a little sunshine this afternoon along with very warm temperatures, mid-80s for
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afternoon highs. there's your accu weather seven- day. big cooldown this weekend, rain showers late saturday, early sunday. sunday's high, 62 degrees. let's do traffic and julie wright has the latest. good morning, julie. >> i'm still a little like, over what tony said about having somebody play with his feet. hmm. here we go op our roads now, inner loop of the beltway between 395 and 50, 11 minutes there. the lanes are open. cleaning up accident activity 236 # at medford drive. you will find on the gw parkway southbound from 123 headed to 395 about 22 minute ride. all lanes open here. no incidents to report. a lot of slow traffic this morning. got the fog hanging around, and
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troubled with accidents, including in la plata. follow police direction to squeeze by there. beltway from 214 around georgia avenue, 53 minutes and on the beltway, lanes are open. bw parkway and route 50 congested headed to the new york kennelworth avenue split. randolph road for the latest accident earlier crash has cleared at laurie drive. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. thank you very much. >> anyone who sits on our side of the camera can relate to this. but sometimes what we wear or how we look gets as much attention or more than the job we're trying to do. >> a small town news anchor is making national headlines after she responded to a viewer e- mail in which she says the viewer bullied her about her weight.
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sarah simmons is here with her story and why she says she fought back. this is very interesting. >> definitely is. we've all shared our stories, kind of behind the scenes. we get those kind of things as well, that people say about us. although this time, someone decided they were going to fight back. who we're talking about now is 37-year-old jennifer livingston. he's been a news anchor for 11 years at a station in lacrosse, wisconsin. a few days ago, she received a viewer e-mail from a man criticizing her weight, saying in part, "surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain ." he
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encouraged her to adopted a more healthy lifestyle. tuesday during a four minute segment, she took to the airways to respond. >> you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. here is where i want all of us to learn something from this. new didn't already know, october -- >> if we can actually air this louder. any way we can put the audio up higher, please? >> it is a major issue in the lives of young people today. as the mother of three young girls, it scares me to death and otherwise. and that man's words mean nothing to me. but what really angers me about this is there are children who don't know better, who get e- mails, as critical as the one i received or in many cases even worse each and every day. the internet has become a weapon. our schools -- [ no audio]
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>> you get an idea of what jennifer had to say there. i encourage people to listen to it. what she had to say is powerful. she said she took a stand to set an example for people that don't have the thick skin she does. meanwhile, the man who wrote the letter who identified himself to the associated press as kenneth crouse said his note had nothing to do with bullying. still, i don't see how that couldn't be seen as bullying. clearly, people say things that can be hurtful and need to take a step back and realize what you're saying. i thought she handled it pretty well. well said. >> i agree. >> she really did. i know you watched the whole thing. >> i watched the whole thing. >> she addresses it eloquently. >> as a person in her position, if she had been there 11 years, everybody saw her have those three children. >> exactly. >> it's a family thing. and this guy just tunes in and
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writes this. it's near and dear to our hearts. >> certainly is. that was well said as well, allison. thank you. >> thank you, sarah. and you look fabulous. >> thank you. [ laughter ] coming up, a collision course for the iss. is that right? the international space station. yes, okay. checking. >> later, how to go to high fashion this halloween without breaking the bank. holly is live in rockville with advice from an expert. are you ready ?
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low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? ♪ here in this town they all have the blues, as the paper boy takes off without any news ♪ you can see all the fog out there. it continue to be foggy for a while. in the meantime, no more snowmageddon, apparently. the weather network will now start naming winter storms. forecasters for the channel say assigning first names will raise the public's weather awareness and get more people to plan ahead. this has nothing to do with the national weather service. not everybody is naming winter stores, just -- storms, just the weather channel. they have released a list of
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names from a to z. starts with athena and ends with zeus. allison. i see a theme. the international space station is on a collision course with space junk. russia's mission control is changing the craft's orbit. the process will begin tomorrow. nasa says there are more than 20,000 debris fragments floating in earth's orbit, which could be a major concern for the space industry, i'd say. >> i would say so, too. still ahead, your kids may be just starting their wish list for the holiday shopping season. but toy makers are already looking ahead to next year. >> unbelievable. the fall toy preview is the first look at prototypes for toys for 2013 and fox's consumer reporter steve noviello has a sneak peek.
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[ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities?
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a warning to business owners after police in prince george's county says armed robbers are targeting liquor stores. they're wearing dark clothing and have baseball bats. witnesses say the get away car was a white suv with temporary merchandise tags. still no arrests yet in the deadly shooting of a u.s. border patrol agent. investigators are still looking for evidence. nicholas ivy was killed. a federal agent who was shot is in stable condition. in syria, violence is escalating. a series of suicide bombings
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have left 25 people dead. the dictator's ground forces and war planes have been attacking the region for months. but they haven't been able to drive out the rebels there. coming up on 8:32 now, we are rejoined by tucker barnes. i guess a lot of people are asking, what's the weather like for the nats' game today. >> it should be dry. peeks of sunshine this afternoon. warm, too. >> 80s. >> yeah, 85 for afternoon high. want to kick off the forecast with an update. fog advisory just expanded. >> look at that. >> little late to the party today. it says until 8:00 a.m. just updated, so 10:00 a.m. now. dense fog advisory for the entire area, including the district, until 10:00 a.m. southern maryland, down to south central virginia, no
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dense fog advisory. visibilities across much of the region have been 0.25 mile or less. sunshine will burn off the fog before too long. 70 in washington. if we get any sunshine at all, the temperature will jump quickly. warm front has been trying to lift off to the north and to the west this morning. temperatures a little warmer the further south and east you get. highs in the mid-80s as the front will get pushed north here during the course of your day. you can see the southerly flow in the atmosphere. look at the clouds pushing in from central virginia. we'll see the cloud cover kind of break up here later today. not expecting additional rain, and the trend will be a little bit of sunshine around here during the course of the afternoon. later tonight we'll clear out and tomorrow with a nice breeze out of the west, drier air. will be warm and humid out there today, with highs expected to top out in the mid- 80s. a.m. fog, little sun this afternoon.
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warm, 85. temperature a good 12 degrees above normal. 80 tomorrow. thursday and friday look great. upper 70s to about 80. cool down sunday, behind a cold front. 62 the daytime high. 64 monday. that's weather. i'm going to hand it over to allison. thanks, tuck. while your kids are wondering what to ask santa for for christmas, toy makers already have their sights set on next year. it starts at a super secret toy show with prototypes so hot, barely anyone is allowed for a look in. barely anyone is not our consumer report steve noviello. >> reporter: these are prototypes for 2013. these are toys still in development. the idea is they stop here at the preview in dallas.
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buyers take a look and hopefully that will get their way to shelves for your kids for next year. our inside look comes courtesy of the toy industry association. >> we're gearing up for next year. >> reporter: talk about this. >> this is from just play. this is based upon the video game highlanders. offline play with the characters kids love. this is from the giant series. >> reporter: makes noise, lights up. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: my little pony. >> i played with my little pony when i was little. this is glitter shy. little girls will love her. >> reporter: i love this. this is a mockup prototype of what will be developed by a school teacher? >> yes. there's an entire line of science toys, encouraging girls to get involved in science.
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there's journals, online, interactivity way to get kids hooked on science. >> reporter: this comes from the d.c. area. word around. >> this is a travel game you can take with you. for older kids and adults. moves quick. it's a lot of fun. >> reporter: now let's talk about younger kids. >> this is an active game. based on disney fairies. you put them around the house. girls will pull one of these out of the bag. when you get to fairy, you run around the house and try to grab as many as you can. they're up and active. this is green toys, made of 100% recycled plastic. it's waterproof so kids can take it in the bath. not only can you control the
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car, you can play music now. i have all my songs downloaded on itunes. then i can open up the doors of the car and the car becomes a speaker. >> reporter: blue tooth from the device to the vehicle? >> yeah. you can drive it, may your music and it's kind of fun. >> reporter: really by moving the ipad around will steer the car. the idea is buyers will be steered to these toys. big boys are here, wal-mart, toys "r" us, target, costco, sears. allison, back to you. >> steve, i'm going to give that a big thumbs up. those toys look great, especially that last one, and i like word around, too. again, not until next year. so parents, bring it down a little bit. steve noviello live in dallas, thanks, steve. tony, over to you. i like the car, too. that's cool. still ahead at 8:00, the last
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game of the season is also a waiting game. dave ross will join us live with a looking at the nats' playoff picture. >> first, idol drama. two of the new judges are already at each others' throats. the smackdown is all caught on tape. i hope we see it. 8:38. we'll be right back. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the...
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number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children.
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all right. who didn't know this would happen? things are heating up on "american idol," but not on stage. >> it is behind the scenes. take a look at this. [ background noise ] [inaudible] >> look at keith urban. >> staying out of it. >> lots of foul language and a feud between nicki minaj and mariah carey. what started this argument? we'll find out next hour when we head live to l.a.
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from our friends at tmz. >> looks like mainly nikki. i've got chills and they're multiplying. ♪ i've got chills, they're multiplying ♪ and i'm losing -- >> that's enough. danny and sandy are together again. john travolta and olivia newton john have teamed up for a christmas album. it's called 30 years too late. no. it's called "this christmas." all proceeds will go to charity. they'll be joined by stars like barbra streisand and kenny g to spread holiday cheer. good luck with that. >> okay. >> good for them. >> yeah. 8:42 right now. it's a wednesday morning. before it's time to deck the hall, it's time to trick or treat. >> if you're a parent looking for great costume ideas for your kids, holly may have the answer. >> reporter: i do have the
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answer. the key to a great halloween costume is creativity. no better place to get that kind of inspiration than at ac moore in rockville where we are live. coming up, tricks of trade from a celebrity costume designer and someone from ac moore will give us ideas. these are easy, do it yourself, and they promise to be the best costume you've ever had. it's all live next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us.
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the end and the start of a new beginning for the national league east division champion washington nationals. >> i like that. >> uh-huh. >> dave ross is here with your morning sports breakfast. >> got a lot of possibilities. still, got 161 days done. 162 later on today, 1:00. the last game. if they win, they are the number one seed overall in the national league playoffs. cincinnati, no matter what they do, the nats control their own destiny. they did that by winning again last night. here's the thing, they didn't have to play all their big players. they didn't. some guys got rest.
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even reserves came in and did quite well. gonzalez did not pitch. adam laroche, has he been good. his 33rd homerun of the year. adam laroche, way to get it done. we like adam. had him on the show a couple of times. solid dude. look out! nats are looking good. they've got key guys, will be key contributors. the nats win 4-2. win today and they are the number one overall seed in the playoffs. how about the orioles? down at tampa yesterday. this is chris davis, this kid has had a monster year. 33rd homerun right there. the significant thing here is they won 1-0, only run of the
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game, and his sixth straight homerun in a row, tying a orioles franchise record. incredible that 162 might not be enough to get it all done. the story of adam greenburg is sensational. came up as a rookie seven years ago. was hit in the head and knocked out. that doesn't even count as an official at bat. what the rays did yesterday, they brought him back up and signed him to a one-day contract to get him back into the major leagues. he did strike out on three pitches to r.a. dickey. it was his day. talk about perseverance. still suffers with vertigo issues and that sort of thing. good to see him back in the big leagues and get his one shining moment, if you will. we talked about this, couldn't they have given him something to hit? r.a. dickey said after the game, i didn't want to disrespect him. i wanted to treat him like a
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major leaguer and gave him my best stuff. >> makes sense. >> i thought that was cool. >> and r.a. dickey might win the cy young. going up against the best. >> what are the prospects now? doing something else? >> i don't think he can be a major league baseball. nice gesture on the marlins 's park. classy move by that organization. he deserved it seven years ago. he gets it now. nice to see. the wizards are hoping for shinier days, if you will, coming up this year. again, starts off on a rough note. wall will miss the next eight weeks. will miss the first four weeks of the regular season with knee issues.
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price will play point guard. and beale is the rookie from florida, they'll expect a lot of things from. randy has a tough job. on paper, it doesn't look like this will be a year that you go, wow, wizards are going back to the playoffs. hoping you get what you think you'll get out of beale, and hopefully they'll be healthy. will be a struggle. much like the naturals, do it the -- nationals, do it the right way, we've seen the fruits of our labor with that team, maybe two years down the road, and we'll be as psyched about them for playoffs. that's my glass half full spin. >> like it. dave ross, thank you. if you're searching for budget buys for halloween, look no further. >> we're learning how to make cool costume out of thrift shop
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and household supplies. we're getting help from a high fashion expert. holly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. high end, high fashion, low budget, one of a kind, could be your best costume ever. last year we did our alien friend here, who is getting his hat back on. we learned about the many uses of duct tape, from this man here, william lanier, costumer to the stars. it's all about the kids and their costumes, so you have come up with fun costumes for kids. >> yes. >> reporter: let's start with our fairy among us. tell me about this. >> this costume was inspired by this. she's a purple bug. my best friend, the glue gun -- >> reporter: right. everyone needs to have one. >> yes. >> reporter: we have a picture
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of the supplies and how it started. looks like you love rain boots. >> i found those in her closet. >> reporter: that's a good tip. shop your closet, right. things you don't wear a lot. the tutu. >> and the tutu was in her closet. we got the visors from a.c. moore. >> reporter: here's the deal. you have the visor. use that as the collar. creative people, you see a collar, i see the visor. how do you see the potential? >> i see the shape of it, what i can do, cut it, and/or use it in different ways. >> reporter: move it around maybe. try it on different places and you might be inspired you. >> yes. >> reporter: ella is super cute. so is her sister, >> this was a ball we found for 50 cents. >> reporter: they make wonderful hair pieces. let's have olivia waddle on in.
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come in, olivia. give us your best penguin walk. very good. tell me about her little penguin costume. >> we used the visors to do the head piece and the feet. then i just got felt from the store and made a little jacket. >> reporter: this looks so easy, but is so cute. this is something anyone can do. >> yeah, anyone can do with a sewing machine orglue gun. >> reporter: is it true at 10 years old you took your mom's sheet and made a dress? >> yes. >> reporter: henry over here, good morning to you, sir. you're going to tell us about tattoos and stencils and what we can do with those?
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>> yes. we're excited to have you here. i'm going to show you quick steps and you can find the information on acmoore.com. i'm going to make a little something how to -- >> reporter: everyone wants a tattoo, but doesn't want it to be permanent. >> it washes off easily. it's a fun way of experimenting and will liven up your costume. >> reporter: what is this? >> body safe glue. you can check us on the web site, like different how tos and stuff. >> reporter: absolutely. and myfoxdc.com is our web site and we'll have a link to theirs. continue to work on this. as you do that, i have something i want to say this morning. >> go for it. >> reporter: if i don't do william's costumes, i can always go as a washington mystics player. remember on august 15th when we
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were celebrating the 15th anniversary? i was playing with the players and showing off my high basketball skills that i don't have. that day i wore my original mystics jersey and they made fun of me. i said, it's a throw back jersey. they said we're going to send you a new one. lo and behold, take a look at this. they sent me an actual jersey with name stitched on it. i am going high end. so i know they have a tough year this year. there's always next year. i'll be the number one fan. thank you. this is awesome. i'm going to wear it with pride. we'll have more fun with william coming up in our next hour. back to you. >> i like it very much. the jersey is great. still ahead in our next hour, the last minute cramming for the first presidential
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debate. we'll have a live preview. >> later, a local x factor contestant's long journey towards making his dreams come true. singer david corey joins us live. 8:55now. fox5 morning news continues after this. 
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good morning. i'm tony perkins. >> i'm alison seymour. now at 9:00, the first debate president obama and mitt romney in denver this morning preparing to come face to face and sway american voters. we'll head live to denver for a preview. >> plus, are you willing to pay more for better service? it's an idea maryland governor o'malley is considering. melanie alnwick is live with details. >> also, another scare, american airlines passengers told to brace for a crash landing. as we learn more about what

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